Specimen Information

Pomacea maculata
Pomacea maculata
(giant applesnail)

Specimen ID1713667
Common Namegiant applesnail
LocalityWetlands near rail line off Viaduct Road, Chickasaw, AL.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMobile-Tensaw
HUC8 Number03160204
HUC10 NameChickasaw Creek
HUC10 Number0316020403
HUC12 NameLower Chasaw Creek
HUC12 Number031602040305
Collection Day25
Collection Month6
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
CommentsThe species is likely P. maculata, but not confirmed. Actual snails not witnessed, but multiple snail egg cases (similar to Threemile Creek infested areas) were witnessed in vicinity over a stretch of about 0.5 mile. Near rail line off Viaduct Road, Chickasaw, AL. Extensive wetlands here adjacent to infested areas in drainage of Hog Bayou, Chickasaw Creek, Mobile River.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierDave Armstrong (Alabama Division Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries)
Number Collected6


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/9/2023].

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